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Epileptic

Author: David B
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Amer. edView all editions and formats
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David B. spent an idyllic early childhood in a small town near Orléans, France, but the family's life changed abruptly when his big brother Jean-Christophe was struck with epilepsy at age eleven. In search of a cure, their parents dragged the family to acupuncturists and magnetic therapists, to mediums and macrobiotic communes, but every new cure ended in disappointment. Angry at his brother for "abandoning" him  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction Graphic novels
Comic books, strips, etc
Epilepsy
Biography
France
Graphic novels
Autobiographical comics
Graphic Novels
Biography Comic books, strips, etc
Comic books ,strips, etc
Cartoons and caricatures
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
B., David, 1959-
Epileptic.
New York : Pantheon Books, ©2005
(OCoLC)607411670
Named Person: David B; Beauchard family.; David B; David B; David B
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David B
ISBN: 0375423184 9780375423185 9780375714689 0375714685
OCLC Number: 55939442
Notes: "Originally published in France in six volumes as L'ascension du haut-mal, by L'Association, Paris, 1996-2004. Volumes 1, 2, and 3 were or[i]ginally published in a single volume in English as Epileptic 1, by L'Association, Paris, in 2002"--Title page verso.
Description: 361 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 23 cm
Other Titles: Ascension du haut-mal.
Responsibility: David B.
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David B. spent an idyllic early childhood in a small town near Orléans, France, but the family's life changed abruptly when his big brother Jean-Christophe was struck with epilepsy at age eleven. In search of a cure, their parents dragged the family to acupuncturists and magnetic therapists, to mediums and macrobiotic communes, but every new cure ended in disappointment. Angry at his brother for "abandoning" him and at all the quacks who offered them false hope, the author learned to cope by drawing fantastically elaborate battle scenes, creating images that provide a window into his interior life, as well as reliving his grandfathers' experiences in both World Wars through flashbacks. An honest and horrifying portrait of the disease and of the pain and fear it sowed in the family, this graphic autobiography is also a moving depiction of one family's intricate history--From publisher description.

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